Youth leadership program accepting applications

August 1, 2016

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Macon-Bibb County is accepting applications until August 12 for its fourth Youth Commission, a year-long program for students to learn more about their local consolidated government, as well as how it interacts with state and federal government. This year’s Youth Commission will meet from August 2016 through May 2017, and it is open to 10th-12th grade students in public, private, and home schools.

Students can apply for this program by clicking here.

Each month, students will meet after school to learn more about Macon-Bibb departments and partners and their roles in our community. There will be several out-of-county learning excursions; (transportation will be provided). In the past, students have visited Atlanta, Savannah, Washington, DC, and Suwanee. Students will also be invited to Commission Meetings and given the chance to lead the Pledge of Allegiance.

Applications will be accepted from August 1-12, and interviews will be conducted around August 15-19. The first session for students accepted to the Youth Commission will be an Orientation on August 30. To apply for the Youth Commission, visit www.maconbibb.us/youthcommissionapplication.

 

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About the Macon-Bibb County Youth Commission
For the past three years, Bibb County (and now Macon-Bibb County) has participated in the Association County Commissioners of Georgia’s (ACCG) Georgia Civic Awareness Program for Students (GCAPS). More than 100 students from Bibb County applied for last year’s cohort, and more than 30 were selected through a rigorous application and interview process to participate.

Students in the Macon-Bibb GCAPS cohort get to see how government works, what’s changing through consolidation, and how they can be involved with and improve the community now and in the future. Throughout the course of the year, students take part in team-building exercises, attend Commission meetings, tour county facilities, visit the State Capitol, and interact with local and state leaders.

Pictures from their visits can be seen on their Facebook page. Below are some videos and stories produced by the Office of Public Affairs about their visits around Macon-Bibb, the state, and the country.

Annual student leadership award presented

Student leaders learn about airport’s economic impact

Student leaders visit Washington, DC to learn about federal government

Annual Follies raises money for student leadership program

Student leaders visit water treatment plant at Javors Lucas Lake

Student leadership cohort travels to the Gold Dome, Suwanee

Caroline Anderson with Macon-Bibb GCAPS receives first-ever ACCG Youth Leadership Award

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